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Spending on original British television drama increased to £311 million in 2015, according to the latest annual report on public service broadcasters by industry...

BBC director general Tony Hall has unveiled a major management restructure aimed at ensuring the broadcaster remains “the most creative force in the world”. As...

Digital Theatre Plus has announced a new partnership with the BBC's resources archive, which will see Shakespeare performances from actors including Helen Mirren and...

Musicals from the BBC’s radio archives – including recordings of Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls and Sweeney Todd – are to be broadcast...

A new report has urged the BBC to abolish the TV licence fee “as soon as is practically possible” and replace it with a...

Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger is to join the BBC as controller of drama commissioning. He replaces Ben Stephenson, who has left the...

Neill Gorton may not be a household name, but in the make-up and special effects industry, he is generally considered to be one of...

With Versailles romping away on BBC2, it seems timely to alert costume drama fans – and make-up and costume artists in particular – to...

Young dancers aged 16 to 21 are encouraged to apply for the second year of a BBC competition that aims to discover the next...

Equity has refused calls from members to investigate actors mumbling in television dramas, claiming the problem lies instead with modern TVs. Responding to recent rows...

Television drama made in the north of England has not been bolstered by the BBC’s media hub in Manchester, according to industry experts. Speaking at...

As a director, producer and head of BBC television comedy from 1983-90, Gareth Gwenlan demonstrated a Midas touch on a string of era-defining programmes,...

Playwrights and screenwriters “just don’t get” the need for better diversity of talent in theatre and TV, according to claims made by a leading...

Talent earning more than £450,000 at the BBC will be named, in moves put forward in the government's white paper on the BBC charter renewal. The...

A campaign for actresses to get more stage and screen roles has received official backing from Equity. The actor’s union confirmed it was backing the...

At least 50% of lead roles in all genres will be filled by women by 2020, the BBC has pledged. The target is one of...

Live performance is to make a major return to BBC television with a two-year strand that aims to support new work and introduce new...

MPs have called for more and faster action to address the "dangerous" lack of diversity in broadcasting, marking the first time the issue has...
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